The Ojai Vineyard California Rosé, 2021
Syrah, Carignane, Paseante Noir
All orders need to be picked up in Greendale, Wisconsin.
We do not ship.
Notes from the winery on 2021 vintage
In this bottling you’ll find enticing aromas of flowers, citrus peel and chalk, with a subtle tropicality that gives hints of guava and passionfruit. You find some of that tropical kick mingling with yellow cherries, fine mineral grit and a touch of lees-y pastry flavors.
We couldn’t be happier about releasing this 2021 Rosé! It’s our first product of a terrific vintage, and our first release that includes some of our organically-farmed estate fruit, the UC Davis hybrid varietals that were developed for regions like ours. Those vines were a small component in the blend, but we’re excited about the mineral verve that they brought to the table.
The majority of this release is Syrah from Upper Ojai, then a third Carignane from the Santa Ynez Valley, plus some Paseante Noir (the new UC Davis varietal) and a smidge of dry Riesling. Our approach with Rosé is uncompromising: only fruit grown to be Rosé is used and it’s whole-cluster pressed to ferment in neutral French oak barrels. This ensures a refreshing and food-friendly feel, but with the textural richness and complexity that barrel aging provides.
It’s friendly as can be to drink by itself, but it’s super versatile with food (we recommend Korean BBQ wings or Jerk Shrimp).